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How Detectable Warning Surfaces Work

Detectable warning surfaces are designed to help Americans with disabilities, or about 40 million individuals, safely navigate sidewalks and other public spaces. They are particularly useful for those with visual impairments and who use canes, wheelchairs, or other mobility aids. The Purpose of Detectable Warning Surfaces With a significant percentage of the population facing physical […]

Benefits of Handicap Ramps

Benefits of Handicap Ramps

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed into law in 1990. The act makes it illegal to discriminate against those with individuals with disabilities in all areas of life, including transportation and public and private places. While there are all sorts of accommodations that can be made to ensure a home or business is […]

How Detectable Warning Surfaces Save Lives

You may wonder what detectable warning surfaces are and how they work. Detectable warning surfaces are unique, textured tiles that provide a physical warning that a person is nearing an area that is dangerous in some way. Sighted individuals may recognize these panels as the bumpy, often yellow tiles that line the curbs of public […]

4 Questions to Answer That Will Improve Your Public Access Systems in 2018

train station with warning tile

Features to Look for in Detectable Warning Surfaces

Blind floor tiles on train station platform

Whether you have a new construction project or a retrofitting project, selecting the appropriate detectable warning surfaces is important. You need to ensure you are compliant with the current ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements.1 Since the ADA first went into effect in 1991, there have been several changes, and it is your responsibility to […]